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Home Is Here by Liên Shutt

In Home Is Here, Liên Shutt illuminates the path of antiracism through a tapestry of intersectionality, wisdom, and compassion. Shutt’s words create a safe haven for learning and exploration as she invites everyone to find belonging and a place to join in for justice. Even those not familiar with Buddhism will find this a very accessible way to learn about and practice the Eightfold Path and engage in the Four Noble Truths.

—Jenny


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Home Is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path By Liên Shutt, Chenxing Han (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liên Shutt, Chenxing Han (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781623179045
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Published: North Atlantic Books - August 22nd, 2023

Familia by Marcela Valladolid

In Familia: 125 Foolproof Mexican Recipes to Feed Your People, the essence of Mexican cuisine comes alive. Marcela Valladolid invites readers to experience the traditions of Mexican cooking with a delectable array of recipes that capture the vibrant flavors and spirit of Mexico. Do not read while hungry, as the book's gorgeous photography and styling will make you regret not having every ingredient on hand for immediate use! Valladolid’s generous explanations and directions will inspire anyone to create delicious meals that bring families together. A great gift for both seasoned cooks and beginners. 

—Jenny

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780316437905
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Published: Voracious - October 3rd, 2023

Something, Someday by Amanda Gorman

This primer on hope and activism encourages even the youngest of us to trust the voice inside that says, “I see something wrong and I can help.” The literary powerhouse collaboration between Christian Robinson and Amanda Gorman provides page after page of inspiration, confirming that whoever you are, wherever you are, you have a part to play in making your world just a little bit better. 

—Jenny

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By Amanda Gorman, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203255
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

The Dreamatics by Michelle Cuevas

Open the curtain into the enchanting world of The Dreamatics, a captivating tale that transports readers to the magical Lunarian Grand Theater. Told with whimsy and emotion, this novel weaves dreams into reality in a way that’s both exhilarating and heartwarming. Michelle Cuevas crafts a world where dreams take the spotlight and emotions dance, creating an unforgettable experience that lingers long after the final page.

—Jenny

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593532225
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - September 12th, 2023

The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead & Wendy Mass

This middle-grade gem full of friendship, mystery and ghostly librarians is sure to be another classic. The tale—told from multiple viewpoints—revolves around a small free library, watched over by a savvy orange cat named Mortimer. Readers will delight in trying to predict just what happened to the original town library, while also discovering how the smallest characters can make the largest contributions to the story. The Lost Library is a treasure trove for bibliophiles of all ages.—Jenny

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250838810
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 29th, 2023

Love and Lemons: Simple Feel Good Foodby Jeanine Donofrio

There is nothing intimidating and everything inspiring between the pages of this book—the way it’s organized, the lists Jeanine Donofrio has prepared, the tips she shares, and the gorgeous photography. I’ve been a “Love and Lemons” Instagram devotee for a few years, and this book brings the vibrant and simple meals to my table, where I can enjoy them as they are meant to be enjoyed. Get ready to plan, prepare, and eat the best breakfasts, salads, soups, dinners, and desserts and learn how to make them ahead of time as well as on the fly.  —J.L. 

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Love and Lemons Simple Feel Good Food: 125 Plant-Focused Meals to Enjoy Now or Make Ahead: A Cookbook By Jeanine Donofrio Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593419106
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Published: Avery - April 25th, 2023

Sacred Spaces: Everyday People and the Beautiful Homes Created Out of Their Trials, Healing, and Victoriesby Carley Summers

I was not prepared for this book and what a sacred experience it would be. I was not expecting to think about it and talk about it and want to keep it within reach. Within the pages of Sacred Spaces, author and photographer Carley Summers introduces us to 16 remarkable people from around the globe and, in an interview style, facilitates a beautiful conversation about beauty, trials, and victories and how they can be core to what a true home can offer.  —J.L.

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Sacred Spaces: Everyday People and the Beautiful Homes Created Out of Their Trials, Healing, and Victories By Carley Summers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593241004
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Published: Convergent Books - April 18th, 2023

The Octopus Escapes Written by Maile Meloy, Illustrated by Felicita Sala

What makes the best kind of bedtime reading? Books where together you can share the discovery, the whimsy, and the joy of a story over and over. The Octopus Escapes keeps you on your toes with its intellect and adventures, and it includes full-color spreads of detailed illustrations from the bottom of the sea. See something new with every read-through and wonder aloud at what those octopuses can’t do.  —JENNY

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By Maile Meloy, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593533970
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 9th, 2023

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros is a heartwarming story that encourages young readers to be themselves, try hard, and—most notably—talk to each other about their feelings. Two best friends, Isaac and Marco, will do anything to help each other reach their goals and make their parents proud. Their journey is relatable and inspiring, and young readers will enjoy watching the two friends lean on each other while finding their way through the challenges of 6th grade.  —JENNY

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881731
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 14th, 2023

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese has written a book to savor, with rich characters, well-developed scenes of South India’s Malabar Coast, and an intricate depiction of the complicated history of colonialism and independence and of the innovation and impact of the practice of medicine from 1900 to 1970. The Covenant of Water carries the reader through the life of Big Ammachi as she experiences heartache and injustices, and as she responds with understanding, empathy, longing, and love. Truly a book worth your time and a treasure that promises to stay with you for a lifetime. 

—J.L.

 

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$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
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Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

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